Seasons Newsletter November 2014

November 2014

JFCS Membership Campaign Underway
If you haven’t already done so, please send in your membership contribution today.

You can go to our website to make an online contribution.

Thank you for your support!


Click here to register online

Hanukah Helpers


Driedels are now available for pick up at Temple Shalom and JFCS.


Please help Jewish families enjoy all the fruits of Hanukah, including gifts, menorahs and candles, decorations, groceries and more.


Gifts must be turned in by December 6 to Temple Shalom.

Contact Naomi Malka at (502) 452-6341 ext. 249 for more information.

Family Mitzvah Hanukah Party
December 14

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 FREE & FUN for the whole family! 

  • Assemble gifts for children in our community
  • Enjoy snacks, crafts, music and dancing with the Ryan family
  • Each family receives a free book A Chicken for Shabbat.
  • Please bring small jars of applesauce, Hanukah candles, gelt and latke mix.
RSVP by December 12 to Kim Toebbe at (502) 452-6341 ext. 103.
Funding provided by The Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah Program to provide intergenerational activities for families with children to make the world a better place.

sepia_stacked_hands.jpgVolunteers Needed
Offer A Helping Hand
  • Taking Shabbat to long term care residents the third Friday of each month
  • Transport Hanukah gifts from Temple Shalom to JFCS Sunday, December 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities listed, please contact Kim Toebbe at (502) 452-6341 ext. 103.

JFCS Volunteer Coordinator Receives Hall of Fame Award
Congratulations to Kim Toebbe on her recent induction into the Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park Hall of Fame. Kim received this honor for her dedication, public service and volunteerism to the geriatric community. She directs support groups that enrich and improve the lives of those in the community and provides volunteers for Signature HealthCARE’s Sabbath service.
Before joining JFCS, Kim worked in the geriatric community for several years, five of which were at Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park (formerly Four Courts).

Career and Education Services

Businessman looking at newspaperHoliday Job Search Workshop
November 17

The holiday season is one of the best times to search for a new career opportunity! Learn why it’s important to search during this time, what companies do, and how to network during the holidays.


Workshop will be held at JFCS from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, November 17. The workshop is free. Please register online or contactAndrea Brown at 452-6341, ext. 334.


Felt LinkedIn bannerLinkedIn Workshop
December 16 and December 18


This two-part workshop will help you build confidence with online networking. Learn how LinkedIn factors into job search and how it can improve your professional brand and business exposure. You will walk away with your own personalized LinkedIn profile featuring a professional photo.


Sessions will be held at JFCS from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 18. The cost for the course is $20. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.


ACT Preparation Workshop
Begins January 20

High school juniors and seniors preparing for the ACT can benefit from our ACT Preparation Workshop. This eight-part course provides strategies to improve scores, reduces test anxiety and familiarizes students with testing conditions. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at JFCS.

The fee of $170 covers all class sessions and two latest edition ACT preparation workbooks. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

Family Services

Passport Around Louisville Service
PALS is an easy-to-use, affordable program that helps senior adults maintain their independence by providing transportation services to activities such as:
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Medical Appointments
  • Personal Appointments
  • Volunteer Activities
  • And Many More!

PALS operates Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cost:$8 one-way; $15 round trips*

All PALS fees cover rides within a 25-mile radius. For every 10 miles over 25, there is a $5 surcharge.

*Additional charge for escorted services.

Contact Naomi Malka PALS Program Coordinator at (502) 452-6341 ext. 249 for information about the program.
To schedule a ride, contact Megan Haggard at (502) 452-6341 ext. 321.

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Support Groups

Addiction Support

24 Hr Recovery Line

“She never mentions the word addiction in certain company.”

 – from the song She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes

It takes a lot of work to hide a secret. Whether the problem is alcohol, food, drugs, gambling, sex or pornography, the Jewish community is not immune. The myth that Jewish individuals and families are exempt from such human conditions is dangerous, causing some in our own community to suffer in isolation. Such addictions are devastating for Jews, just as they are for anyone dealing with the powerlessness over any substance or obsession.

We believe we can help.

Recovery is available to everyone.

JFCS maintains a 24 hour phone line for people to call up with questions on addictions or concerns about themselves or family members. It is answered by a Jew who is in recovery and all phone calls will be kept confidential. Please call or text 502-727-9287. It could be your first step to recovery.

JFCS offers a variety of free support groups. Learn about community resources and bring balance to your life. All meetings are held at the JFCS Louis & Lee Roth Family Center unless specified.

Adult Children of Aging Parents

Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Contact Mauri Malka, ext. 250.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Second Friday of the month, 2 p.m.

Contact Kim Toebbe, ext. 103.

Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd.

Contact Connie Austin, ext. 305, or Naomi Malka, ext. 249.

Diabetes Support Group

Third Monday of the month, 1 p.m.

Contact Lauren McGrath, ext. 308

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups

Third Monday of the month

12:45 p.m. at JFCS

Second Monday of the month

6 p.m. at JFCS beginning October 13

Third Wednesday of the month

10 a.m. at Kenwood Elementary

Family Resource Center

7420 Justan Ave.

Contact Jo Ann Kalb, ext. 335.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Second Thursday of the Month, 1 p.m.

Contact Connie Austin, ext. 305.

Support groups are facilitated by JFCS and funded by KIPDA Area Agency on Aging through the Older Americans Act and the Cabinet for Health Services.


2015 Federation Campaign To Begin
Please do your part to help raise funds that are needed to provide Jewish education to our children and community and to support our seniors and fellow Jews in need in Louisville, in Israel and around the world. Step forward during the Jewish Federation of Louisville’sWeek of Giving, December 7-11, 2014 and make your pledge. Visit or contact Kristy Benefield, 502-238-2739 or [email protected]


JFCS Food Pantry Needs

This month, we are in special need of the following items:
Spaghetti and tomato sauce
Snack bag items
Chocolate gelt
Hanukah candles
Latke mix
Small jars of applesauce
Cooking oil
All donated items must be in the original packaging. We are only able to accept food items within their noted expiration dates.
Monetary gifts may be made to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. If you have questions, please Contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext.103.
Thank you for your generosity!
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Louisville, KY 40205
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